From the ‘good news for everyone’ department, a new study has found that 60 percent of women over age sixty who are in a committed relationship have regular sexual intercourse. It was also discovered that women in their 60s and 70s reported being as sexually satisfied as women in their 30s and 40s. "People assume as women get older, they automatically become sexually inactive and sex is not as important to them, which isn't necessarily the case," said study author Dr. Holly Thomas, an assistant professor of medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Results of the study showed that those 60-years and older were 59 percent sexually active if they had a committed partner. Those who were romantically partnered were eight times more likely to be sexually active than those without a partner.

This goes against the perception that sex is less enjoyable—or desired—once a woman’s childbearing years are behind her and hormone balances change. Hopefully studies such as this one will change common misconceptions, making it clear that women of a certain age are just as sexually dynamic as men.

So if you’re over age sixty, don’t be afraid to get in touch with your sensual side. What are your thoughts on sex after menopause?



HealthDay: Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds